AGROECOLOGY OF PUERTO RICO

 

ăg″rō-ĭ-kŏl′ə-jē
n.    The application of ecology to agriculture, as in the conservation of soil and water resources, the minimization of pollution, and the use of natural fertilizers and pesticides

FEMALE

FARMERS

THE COMMON GROUND COLLECTIVE WORKS TO SUPPORT THE POWERFUL WOMEN WHO MOBILIZED IN THEIR COMMUNITIES AFTER HURRICANE MARIA HIT THE ISLAND ON SEPTEMBER 20TH, 2017

GRASSROOTS EFFORT

FOOD SECURITY, AND FOOD SOVEREIGNTY

PRIOR TO HURRICANE MARIA, IT WAS ESTIMATED THAT PUERTO RICO IMPORTED OVER 90% OF ITS FOOD FROM MAINLAND USA

PUERTO RICO WAS LEFT INCREDIBLY VULNERABLE TO FOOD SCARCITY.  WITH NO WAY OF IMPORTING TO THE ISLAND AFTER MARIA, SOME ESTIMATED THAT PUERTO RICANS WOULD BE WITHOUT FOOD IN LESS THAN A WEEK

HOWEVER, PUERTO RICO IS A FOOD PARADISE, AND HAS THE CAPACITY TO GROW ITS OWN FOOD SOURCES- IF ENOUGH CITIZENS CAN PARTICIPATE

ALONG WITH FOOD, PUERTO RICO HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BE A MAJOR PLAYER IN THE CULTIVATION OF PLANT MEDICINE

PUERTO RICO'S ABILITY TO CREATE CHANGE IS AN INSPIRATION TO THE WORLD.  WE SHOULD ALL BE TAKING NOTES AS THE WORLD CONTINUES TO EVOLVE AND REQUIRE MORE CARE